Conferences and Seminars

We take part in various education events to expand both our knowledge and understanding of the education sector and its challenges. It gives us an opportunity to meet both current and future customers, as well as helping us to develop new ideas to adapt our product.

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Events Schedule

OABMG Conference 2018 – Main Sponsor, Presentation, Stand March 6, 2018

Sponsored by Parago, The Oxfordshire Academies Business Managers Group is holding its first conference on Tuesday 6th March 2018, at The Kassam Stadium (home of Oxford United Football Club), Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP. 
This conference is an opportunity to engage colleagues from neighbouring counties and maintained schools in looking at the challenges facing schools in a rapidly changing and uncertain environment and to examine how all schools can become more efficient and provide a value for money service - without compromising educational standards.  
We are delighted to welcome Paul James, CEO of the River Learning Trust, Hannah Wilson, the Headteacher of the recently opened Aureus School and Stephen Morales, the Chief Executive of NASBM who will be running just 3 of the 8 plenary sessions.

Ad Exec Live North 2018 - Stand & Workshop Sessions Feb. 1, 2018

EdExec LIVE is an event tailored to school business managers. It focuses on delivering relevant information, practical advice, aspirational stories and pragmatic solutions to the latest challenges and changes occurring in the sector. Sessions cover everything from finance and funding to legal advice and staff management to CPD, HR, GDPR and ICT – all delivered by a host of sector experts. 

Thursday, 1 February 2018

8:30 – 17:00 

The Academies Show - Stand No D08 Nov. 22, 2017

A must go to show for schools, academies and MATs wanting to learn about more from their colleagues. Come and visit us on Stand D08 – just to the left as you walk in the main entrance…

We will be demonstrating the latest exciting new modules which have been co-created with academies and MATs in England. Come and discover how our latest developments have helped academies and MATs make efficiency savings by addressing issues and recommendations from CIPFA and the EFA.

NASBM National Conference 2017 - Stand No. 13 Nov. 16, 2017

As a member, we are delighted to be attending the NASBM National Conference 2017 taking place on the 16-17 November 2017 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. 

Drop in and see us at Stand No 13, where you'll find us sharing best practice with 350 delegates on Asset Management, including IT Inventory and Premises Management. You will discover exactly how our software addresses concerns from both EFA and CIPFA and helps schools, academies and MATs make limited funds go further. 

An Asset Management Solution that includes IT & Inventory, Premises, Booking and Contract Management with Helpdesk

The National School’s Site Staff Conference 2017 Oct. 12, 2017

We are proud to be main sponsors of this conference which provides an opportunity for School & Academy Site Staff, and Business Managers/Bursars to meet. As well as Parago there will be a range of speakers who will share best practice methodology on how to manage your school's site. There will also be the presentation of the National Site Manager and Caretaker Awards 2016. 

10am — 2pm including lunch


LASBM Conference - Stand & Workshop Oct. 18, 2017

Following last year's successful conference this is a combined event for members both east and west in a venue designed for delegates to be seated cabaret-style. This year's motivational speaker will be Nigel Risner, who spoke at the NASBM. Please visit us on our stand and join us in our workshop.

2017 GASBM Conference, Cheltenham Racecourse June 23, 2017

We are proud to have been invited to present and exhibit at this years GASBM at the Cheltenham Racecourse. Tim Roots, CEO, will be talking about how managing your IT & Inventory, Room and Asset Booking, Premises and Contracts with a specialist education software solution to generate substantial savings and income for your school or academy. Listen to how school federations, clusters and MATs have centralised procurement, contracts  and services to meet CIPFA and EFA financial efficiency savings.

Dudley Business Manager Meeting - Presentation at Himley Hall June 21, 2017

Tim Roots, Parago's MD will be sharing his knowledge in a presentation which looks at the wider benefits of asset management. He will be talking about how it has evolved into a crucial tool that helps schools and academies deliver IT & Inventory, Premises and Contract Management to EFA guidelines.

Herts for Learning, School Business Management Conference June 13, 2017

We are delighted to be exhibiting and presenting at the Herts For Learning School Business Manager Conference. Come and listen to how Parago software solutions can help schools, academies, federations and MATs reach financial efficiency goals recommended by CIPFA and the EFA. Whether you are struggling with managing IT & Inventory, Premises and Contract Management, or want to generate funds from room and asset letting, you will find this presentation worth listening to.

EdExec Live London - Exhibitor and Presentation with Partner School May 23, 2017

In a sector challenged by flat cash and rising costs, there are increased expectations weighing heavily on the shoulders of those in school business management. We will be presenting with The Synaptic Trust to share best practice and provide much needed light at the end of the tunnel.

Financial Management in Schools 2017 April 27, 2017

We are sponsoring, speaking and exhibiting at this critical IG forum. Join us at 10:20 am to discover how schools can achieve financial health at our  

Sponsored Session: Effective Financial Management of your Premises, IT & Inventory and Contracts

Tim Roots, CEO and Founder, Parago Software Ltd 

NCET Conference Winston Salem NC. Exhibiting & Presenting with CNIC March 22, 2017

We are delighted to be exhibiting and presenting at NCET this year in partnership with CNIC. Please do come along and join us when we present at 9:30am on Thursday 23rd March 2017.

Cue 2017, 3,000+ delegates, two speaking slots and stand. March 15, 2017

The Cue Conference is the largest and oldest education technology conference in California, and among the largest in the United States. For over 35 years, it has been the best value.

Ed Exec North, 200+ delegates, speaking slot and stand Jan. 18, 2017

EdExec LIVE is an independent event specifically aimed at bursars and school business managers, with a focus and drive that leaves delegates feeling like they've really learned something.

South Carolina Ed Tech Show, 3,000+ delegates. We have two speaking slots and stand. Nov. 2, 2016

SC EdTech offers content and activities that span all areas of educational technology with diverse workshops, presentations, speakers, exhibitors, and recognition events. The conference is managed by the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology (SCAET), a 501c3 non-profit organization.

2nd-4th November

Academies Show, 2,000+ delegates. Exhibition stand. Nov. 23, 2016

The education landscape is changing – Ensure your school has all the answers for success by attending The Academies Show.  We can offer you unparalleled access to key speakers, best practice case studies and solution providers to ensure all schools work for everyone. 

Edukent Conference, 200+ delegates and we have a speaking slot and stand Nov. 9, 2016

EduKent EXPO & Conference is Kent’s leading event for the promotion and development of effective school leadership, management, learning and teaching featuring a high-level conference, inspirational workshops and a comprehensive exhibition of leading suppliers of services to schools and academies.

MAT Summit. 200+ delegates, and we have a speaking slot and stand Oct. 13, 2016

The MATs Summit 2016, designed exclusively for MAT leaders, is an immersive 2 day event which aims to provoke thought, inspire you to move beyond boundaries and enable you to network nationally and build relationships.

Sandwell BM meeting. Talk with 80+ delegates and exhibition stand Sept. 29, 2016

This meeting is an opportunity for all School Based Business Managers/Bursars, Finance Offices and Senior Administrators to meet with a range of providers in order to network and share best practice.

9:15am – 12:30pm